Lord Lisvane

Crossbench Peer

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  • Parliament: Freedom of Speech and the Rule of Law - Motion to Take Note 23 May 2019

    My Lords, I start from the premise that there should be a comity between the courts and Parliament and that both should be, in the words of Lord Browne-Wilkinson in Prebble v Television New Zealand, “astute to recognise their respective constitutional roles”. There are two means of, as it were, keeping the tanks off each other’s lawns. One is article IX of the Bill of Rights, which says...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Committee: Amendment 7 8 Apr 2019

    My Lords, I speak as a member of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. The chairman of the committee, the noble Lord, Lord Blencathra, is unable to be here today because is absent on parliamentary business. No doubt noble Lords have a copy of the 51st report of the Delegated Powers Committee. The argument set out by the committee is brief, concise and telling. I will not...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Committee: Amendment 7 8 Apr 2019

    It is indeed; the noble Lord is correctly quoting from the final bullet point of paragraph 5. I did not want to delay your Lordships further, but that is a helpful, additional piece of information set out in the report.

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 January 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 10 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)

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